Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Nature Center open weekends 12 -5 p.m. Closed weekdays except for scheduled programs

7701 Royce Street
Annandale, Virginia

Michael McDonnell,

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Trails

The Old Oak Trail is a 1/3 mile loop wood chipped path with a gentle incline. It's great for families. At each of ten posts, visitors are challenged to identify an animal track. There are QR codes that lead to information about native animals and their habitat. Northern Virginia Woodcarvers and Fairfax Master Naturalists helped create this family fun adventure. 

Families with young children may borrow from the nature center a seasonally appropriate Discovery Bag with trail activities or a pictorial scavenger hunt for young children. For all ages, pick up a seasonal trail guide by the front door. Follow the orange blazes on the posts for the Old Oak Trail.

Follow the blue blazes for a longer and steeper walk that loops over a creek. This path is about 1 mile long. In total, the connected paths are just over 2 miles in length.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is in Annandale Community Park. The park is 52 acres with 33 acres under canopy. Included in the park is the Packard Center, a Park Authority maintenance facility, senior and girls’ league softball fields, a picnic shelter, tennis and basketball courts, three parking areas, a traditional playground, Nature Playce and Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

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